From this Sunday, TV presenters Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal will be reminding the nation of some of the very best and iconic moments from Big Brother.

Although no longer on our screens, next week marks 20 years since Big Brother’s premiere on Channel 4.

Big Brother became an instant hit in the early 2000s. The first reality TV show of its kind in the UK, it offered viewers the chance to watch the ‘housemates’ 24 hours a day on a live stream and encouraged participation in the ‘eviction’ process.

The Big Brother house relocated to Elstree Studios in Borehamwood for series 3 in 2002 where it occupied a large area of the backlot to the rear of the site until the franchise finished in 2018.

People in Borehamwood would regularly be able to hear the cheers or jeers on eviction night and strobe lighting would light up the sky.

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Eviction night at the Big Brother house. Credit: Elstree Studios

In total, 619 housemates passed through the famous Borehamwood house.

Many housemates are remembered for the entertaining moments they created and for the impact they made on the Big Brother house. Nikki Grahame, who came 5th in the series 7 proved to become one of the most memorable housemates for her loud personality and tantrums (‘Who is she!?’)

In series 6, Ulrika Jonsson and Verne Troyer entertained viewers and housemates with their rendition of ‘Endless Love’.

Jackie Stallone had one of the most memorable entrances to Big Brother when she strolled in as the ‘Queen Mother’ in Big Brother 3, much to the surprise of ex-daughter-law Brigitte Nielson who welcomed her.

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Ulrika Jonsson and Verne Troyer dressing up in wigs and performing the classic Lionel Richie-Diana Ross duet, 'Endless Love'. Credit: Elstree Studios

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Jackie Stallone enters the house. Credit: Elstree Studios

Although her time in the Big Brother house was controversial, Jade Goody ultimately won the hearts of many viewers who followed her life after leaving the Big Brother house.

Ms Goody was diagnosed with cervical cancer and passed away in 2009 aged 27. Elstree Studios are in the process of placing a memorial plaque for Jade Goody on site.

The show was initially hosted by Davina McCall and then by Emma Willis. Spin-off shows Big Brother’s Little Brother, Big Brother Bit on the Side and Big Brother’s Big Mouth introduced some of today’s favourite presenters including Dermot O’Leary and Rylan Clark-Neal.

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Big Brother presenter Davina McCall in 2005. Credit: Elstree Studios

Big Brother was narrated by the iconic voice of Marcus Bentley, who said: "Being part of the Big Brother family on site at Elstree Studios firstly in the George Lucas Stage and then in the Big Brother village has been the highlight of my professional life.

"The excitement I got from simply walking down that long drive, full of filming history, literally thousands of times never lessened."

To record and transmit the shows, the Big Brother House had 87 cameras – (mostly remote-controlled robotic cameras transitioned from SD to HD) - and 110 microphones all placed strategically around the house to make sure not a moment of drama was missed - including intimate night time recording.

These were all controlled from a 24-hour production centre, also located at Elstree Studios.

Elstree Studios managing director, Roger Morris, said: "The Big Brother evictions were very special theatrical events at Elstree Studios, sometimes on wet and cold evenings. Over the years, Big Brother was constantly rediscovered by new audiences whilst it also maintained a large and truly dedicated older following.

"The show and its audiences brought millions of pounds in revenue to the local economy of Borehamwood. It was sad and emotional when it came to an end in 2018."

Big Brother – Best Shows Ever starts on E4 on Sunday June 14 at 9pm.